2,500 (~$36 to $42) Free Southwest Points for New Members!

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You now get 2,500 free Southwest points by signing-up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards program and opting-in for Southwest emails!

2,500 $36 To $42 Free Southwest Points For New Members

Who Doesn’t Love FREE Southwest Points!

Southwest points are very easy to use and you can use your Southwest points to book any seat on the plane without worrying about having to find award seats.

We use Southwest for domestic flights almost exclusively because Emily flies virtually free with our Companion Pass!  And all 4 versions of the Southwest credit card currently have a 50,000 point sign-up bonus, so it is pretty easy to get the Southwest companion pass.

Here’s How You Get the Points!

Step 1

Sign-up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards program via this link to get 2,000 free Southwest points.  However, this offer is valid ONLY for new members.  But you can always sign-up your other family members!

Step 2

You get an extra 500 points by signing-up for email updates.

2,500 $36 To $42 Free Southwest Points For New Members

500 Miles to Opt-in for Emails from Southwest!

Southwest points are worth 1.67 cents per point if you book your flights before March 31, 2014, so 2,500 points is worth ~$42 (2,500 Southwest points X 1.67 cents per Southwest point).

Each Southwest point is worth 1.42 cents per point, for bookings after March 31, 2014, so 2,500 Soutwest points are worth ~$36  (2,500 Southwest points X 1.67 cents per Southwest point).

Terms & Conditions

This offer is only good for new members.

You get 2,000 miles credited to your Southwest account automatically after you enroll.

However, you have to get the emails for 3 months before you get the extra 500 miles.

2,500 $36 To $42 Free Southwest Points For New Members

The Fine Print

Once the final 500 miles are added to your account you can unsubscribe from the emails. :)

Southwest points do not expire as long as you have activity on your account every 24 months.  See this post for more information on how to keep your miles from expiring.

Do These Count for the Companion Pass?

Unfortunately, these 2,500 points do NOT count for the Southwest Companion pass.

Bottom Line

You can get 2,500 miles from Southwest when you enroll in the Rapid Rewards program and opt-in for email updates!

Emily and I love flying Southwest because we save a lot of money with the Companion Pass!

2,500 miles to become a Southwest Rapid Rewards member is one of the best offers which I’ve seen.  If you are not a Southwest Rapid Rewards member, this – together with the Southwest credit cards – is a great reason to join!

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19 Responses to 2,500 (~$36 to $42) Free Southwest Points for New Members!

  1. Thanks, but what can you do with 2.5k points in your parents account ? even a rental is more that 5k!

  2. Thanks- The Southwest cards are going to be my next churn in March so now is a great time for me to set up an account!

  3. @Sujith – Perhaps they will fly on Southwest. Or get the credit cards etc.

  4. Can you transfer southwest points to other members of your household for free? Like if me, my wife, and my kids sign up, can we transfer them all into one account? Thanks!!!

  5. Southwest does not serve my local airport-is it worth collecting points for airline that does not come withing 300 miles of where I live? I got a US Air card thinking I could use the card on another airline and found that the benefits (2 $99 passes, etc) are worthless as I either have to take an expensive flight to the airport they serve or drive and spend the night adding time and expense onto my trip. I am thinking I will have the same issue with Southwest. Any ideas/input?
    All suggestions welcome.

  6. @jhawkgirl – I live close to a smaller airport, only 3 of the main carriers service it, however I still find great use in building up points in other airlines as well, since I can use a cheap positioning flight (flying to an airport to get to the start of my actual itinerary) in order to get to a better hub.

  7. Joselyn Contreras

    Thank you!! I enrolled my son and his wife and both got the 2,000 points immediately in their new account.

  8. @Aaron. I was wondering the same thing. I also wonder if we sign up for 2 accounts, then a few months later call up and ask if they can merge it into 1 account? IHG did that for me a few months ago and I combined my points :)

  9. Thanks just signed up. Never have flown SW, but maybe.

  10. I’ve never been able to get the math to workout with SW points. For example, SW has a flight DEN-LAX for $111 or 5,581 points. But that’s $0.0198 and not $0.0167. What am I doing wrong?

  11. Odd, I just tried to sign up through the link, signed up for all the emails and haven’t received any points 2 days after doing so.

  12. Signed up 6 hours ago , no points yet.

  13. Oddly enough, I also signed up to Rapid Rewards and more than 1 day past it, I still haven’t got the 2000 points promised.
    :-|

  14. Wife and I signed up Sunday. Points didn’t post. Called and spoke with a CSR who wasn’t much help. Told me I might have to wait for the points to post. Today is Tuesday, and still no points

  15. Ken – since 1/27 due to points not needing to cover certain taxes within the normal revenue flights, the value of the SW points seems to be closer to $.02 / dollar. My sister and bro-in-law just booked family of 5 on a trip this summer and spent 99,910 points and $50 taxes for flights that would have cost $2,010. Thats ~1.96 cents per mile. They were thrilled. Even if you take into consideration the $69 annual fee per card and $50 in taxes, it came out to 1.82 cents / mile. Looks like we have a window between now and 3/31 for great SW redeeming! Something that is actually offsetting the upcoming deval.

  16. Even if you don’t fly Southwest , you could always book a car rental or hotel with their points. I’ve booked car rental couple times, just because southwest points are so easy to accumulate.

  17. Odd, I just tried to sign up through the link, signed up for all the emails and haven’t received any points 2 days after doing so.

  18. I signed up about 3 days ago and the 2000 points just showed up for me this morning.

  19. Even, mine came through right away.

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